16 Patch Questions

PSA: I just read my email from Missouri Star and this very same jelly roll is the Daily Deal for today! This is only good for August 30th, 2016. 


I had a couple questions about my 16 patch blocks that I posted. I will try to answer them here. First, the blocks finish at 8 inches (8 1/2 inches unfinished). My jelly roll only had 40 strips, so I cut another couple strips from stash. I will set my blocks 6 by 7 so it will be 48 by 56 inches before borders. Quilts of Valor must be at least 55 by 65 inches, and I prefer to make them bigger than that. 

When I made my blocks, I paired up a light strip and a dark strip and stitched them together. 


Then I cut these strip sets in half and stitched the two halves together lengthwise. This gave me a strip set approximately 21 inches long with four strips, light dark, light dark. I sub cut this into 2 1/2 inch strips . 

I got enough of these strips to make two blocks from each combination. I hope this makes sense. My blocks are all done and I have nothing left over here to give a better demonstration with. I promise it is easier than it sounds! If there is interest, I can make up a tutorial when I get home. I am happy to say that I did get my blocks sewn together last night. 


I hope that answers all the questions! Thank you for taking the time to comment. I have been too busy with these handsome little guys to answer. 


Have a great day!

Linking up with The Quilting Room with Mel

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to 16 Patch Questions

  1. Cute, classic fabrics and what a worthy cause!

  2. Julierose says:

    Oh I am interested in a tutorial for sure–I think I understand ;??–I love how your block came out…so pretty…I ordered a jelly roll to do this with…I am interested in how you place your precuts on your Accuquilt. I have a Go! BABY 2.5″ strip cutter…do you fold them in half or just do them lengthwise…I hate those little points, too–never know how to butt them up…hugs, Julierose

  3. Sandi says:

    Thank you. I just saw the daily deal and thought it was the fabric you used. Those boys are precious! Hugs,

  4. Janet O. says:

    Late last night I checked the daily deal and was pretty sure that was the one you used–so tempting, but I had just placed two online orders for fabric yesterday, and I don’t usually order fabric online. Quilting budget gone!
    Your instructions make sense to me. I have a Christmas jelly roll and this would be a fun way to use it up.

  5. Quiltmouse says:

    I enjoy quilting, but spending time with the ‘grands’ will always be done first!

  6. Kathy D. says:

    Was just getting in trouble at MSQC website when I saw your post! Love the look of your quilt top, and look forward to seeing it with borders added.

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